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BASEBALL: Chambersburg rides Tristan Daywalt to 1-0 win over Red Land

SCOTLAND >> Chambersburg's Tristan Daywalt twirled a three-hit shutout to lead the Trojans to a 1-0 victory over Red Land in Mid Penn Commonwealth Division baseball action Tuesday afternoon at Greene Township Park.

Daywalt struck out five, walked two and threw 52 strikes out of the 86 pitches that he threw.

"I didn't have my best stuff and really had to trust my defense," Daywalt said. "They did a good job of backing me up today."

Red Land (3-4, 2-4 MPC) received a hit in each of the first three innings, but came up scoreless each time.

In the first, Noah Keister ripped a double to right-center with one down, but went no further. In the second, Tyler Hodges reached third with one out, but was stranded there. Then in the third, Keister singled with two outs, but Daywalt induced a flyout from Eric Dressler to end the inning.

"We had chances, a bunch of them, but we didn't execute and that's frustrating," Red Land coach Nate Ebbert said. "He's a good pitcher and he didn't really give us anything."

Chambersburg (5-4, 3-3 MPC) broke the scoreless deadlock in the bottom of the third when Carlin Christian singled home Bryce Fiegl with two outs when he roped a hit into left field. The Trojans were in position to add more with runners on second and third, but Keister coaxed Daywalt into flying out to end the inning.

Red Land threatened again in the top of the fifth when Trent Raber reached on a fielder's choice with two outs and promptly stole second. It appeared he would come around with the tying run when Josh Snyder hit a bouncer that was headed to centerfield, but it was flagged down by Trojan second baseman Drew Betz behind second base and Betz gunned Snyder down at first by a step.

"Tristan has pitched well for us all four times that he's pitched this season. He got in a few jams, but he pitched his way out," Chambersburg coach Bob Thomas said. "We haven't been hitting well all year and have really had to scratch out runs."

The Patriots had a chance to tie it in the seventh following a leadoff walk drawn by Hodges, and he was on second with none out following a wild pitch.

Trojan first baseman Hunter Brindle came way in, expecting a bunt from Cody Collins, but Collins swung away and flew out to centerfielder Matt Stonesifer for the first out of the inning.

"With how far their first baseman was in, it would've taken a perfect bunt to get it past him," Ebbert said. "Cody did exactly what we wanted him to do, it just didn't work out."

Daywalt polished off his gem with a strikeout and ground out.

Chambersburg managed only four hits off Kiester (3 innings), Zeb Stough (2) and Cody Collins (1), but struck out only twice.

Chambersburg 1, Red Land 0

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W — Tristan Daywalt (3-0); L — Noah Keister.

LOB — RL 5, Chbg 4; 2B — (RL) Kiester; SB — (RL) Trent Raber.

T — 1:48.

JV — Red Land 6, Chambersburg 4. Colby Rosenberry and Garrett Mickey (2 doubles) were both 2-for-3 and Bailey Leedy hit a double for the Trojans.